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Concordia University Continuing Education Scholarship winner will be randomly drawn from this year's Educator of the Week honorees. Teacher education has been the cornerstone of Concordia University for more than 100 years, and this scholarship is one way that Concordia joins students and the community to thank educators for all they do!
All of this year's weekly winners of the EOW are eligible • scholarship redeemable for one graduate or undergraduate course up to three (3) credits, with selection from among all courses available at Concordia University on-campus, online or off-site. • Course selection will be on a space available basis • winner must be qualified for the courses they select. (For example, someone without a bachelor's degree would not qualify for a graduate level course.) • The course must be started within 12 months of the award. • Fees and books are not included. • If a recipient chooses not to take a course, there will be no monetary compensation or reimbursement, and there will be no cash reimbursement if a recipient withdraws from a course for any reason. • Additional restrictions may apply.
Carol Wood is a 4th Grade Teacher at Columbia Valley Elementary in Vancouver. This is what her nominator, parent, Pamela Hawk, had to say about Carol:
Carol Wood cares about her students receiving a good education. She encourages them to love learning in and out of the classroom, focusing on developing their skills in unique ways. Carol has a small basketball hoop and basketball in her classroom that she uses when quizzing the kids on multiplication tables. She asks a multiplication problem and if the child gets the problem correct they shoot the basketball. When they make the hoop the kids cheer. I think this is great because it allows them to have fun in a subject that is often difficult and therefore more challenging to keep the children engaged. My son is in her class and he enjoys not only the math games she uses to help engage the children, but also her sense of humor in teaching. She uses different tones in her voice when teaching especially during reading, to keep their attention. Whether she mimics a child's voice, a deep tone, or a southern drawl, she keeps those little ears alert by avoiding monotone, that leads to daydreams. As a result, one of the things she has really developed in my son is a greater love of reading. In the past, reading was no more than a homework assignment for my son, but with her way of making the characters in the reading come to life and develop a personality a child can relate to, my son has a much stronger interest in reading. He is starting to see it is not just a story, but thinks about what the characters are doing. He thinks about what they would be like and how some of what he reads relates to things in his life. Howie is often eager to share with my husband and I, what he has learned in school and makes up trivia questions for us to answer based on what he learned from class. I guess you could say we are all learning from Miss Wood. With all the cuts our schools have seen, I have come to appreciate a teacher who accomplishes so much despite the limitations and boundaries set before her. Carol realizes teaching is not a job but an important contribution to the lives of young children who learn from those they encounter in life. My faith in the education system has been restored by seeing my child's love of school and knowing such a wonderful teacher has been a positive influence in his life. She is truly a person who you can see believes in the value of education and is a great example of a highly effective educator.
Congratulations Carol Wood from K103!